With Thanksgiving drawing to a close, it is important not just to keep in mind what environmentalists are doing and what Thanksgiving is all about, but also what environmentalists want to do. Two years ago, The Daily Caller came up with seven Thanksgiving traditions environmentalists want to ban in the name of going green. Some of them are:
1: Eating Turkey And All Other Meat
Environmentalists are terrified of all the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generated by cooking meats, including Thanksgiving turkeys.
“Studies are emerging that whether the meat is grown locally or far away, it still requires a lot of resources, including carbon resources,” Mike Tidwell, head of the environmental group Chesapeake Climate Action Network, told The Baltimore Sun. “If you really want to have a low-impact diet in terms of change, then you just have to eat a lot less.”
Tidwell claims raising beef generates the most CO2, but also says farm-raised fowl, like turkeys, are “still high-impact.”
Activists claim at the rate we’re munching through burgers alone, the world will need to use 42 percent of all land to meet future demand.
2: Long Drives To Visit The Family
The liberal blog ClimateProgress wants you to use mass transport to get to your turkey dinner this Thanksgiving to avoid spewing out excess CO2.
But there’s actually a big debate about whether mass transit actually reduces carbon emissions.
Even though gasoline is at records lows, environmentalists are already running campaigns discouraging summer road trips. Green politicians have spent years trying to convince Americans to drive less, with extremely limited results.
A study by Duke University researchers found that taking the bus instead of a car causes a small reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, but only if the average bus is more than 63 percent filled with passengers. However, in practice, buses only rarely have that many passengers and thus tend to create more emissions than moving a similar number of people by car.
If you want read the rest you can do so here. The list includes not only environmentalists wanting to ban buying lots of great, cheap food, and talking to your family but even loving America.
The Daily Caller list is a reminder of what environmentalism is all about using the vehicle of Thanksgiving to make the author’s case. It is done well and should give everyone who thinks environmentalism is just about reducing one’s carbon footprint of going green pause.
PHOTO CREDIT: Wikimedia Commons